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Diary entry by Gertrude Bell

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Bell, Gertrude Margaret Lowthian
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Thursday 27. [27 November 1902] Hugo and I left Charing Cross at 11, all the family, Aunts Bessie and Maisie, Sylvia Horace and Willie Tyrrell sending us off. Sybil had come in to 95 and so had Sophie and Henry. On the platform met Mrs Cookson who introduced me to her daughter Sybil, and Lady Hamilton who was seeing off Miss Muir and Mrs Moncrieff. Mr Schuster also in the train. Left London in a thick fog, but outside it was almost clear. Very calm crossing, got into the P&O train and lunched it being then 3.30. I had a 4 place compartment to myself till Paris so H and I sat together. Dined at Paris in the train and then walked outside and smelt the smell of Paris; wet boulevards and deserted streets. Here got in to the next sleeper Mrs and Miss Lister and their maid with me. I came in and found my sleeper full of them so I said politely "Please don't move." I need not have troubled for they said nothing and did not stir. The same thing happened next morning.

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